The scene of the shooting in Kuseife.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
The principal of a school in a Beduin township near Beersheba is in critical condition on Thursday after he was shot by unidentified assailants.
The victim, a 43-year-old male, was shot on Thursday near the municipal building of Kuseife, the small Beduin village just west of the Negev town of Arad. Police have launched a manhunt in search of the shooter.
The police emergency dispatcher received a report early Thursday morning about a shooting near the Kuseife municipality building.
The principal was quickly evacuated for treatment at a local health clinic. He was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Magen David Adom paramedics said that they rushed the victim to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, where he is listed in critical condition.